Send Application and Information to:
Department of Personnel
P.O. Box 1388
Port Arthur, TX 77641-1388
Position Title: Head Start Bus Driver
Posting Date: February 12, 2010
Deadline: Until Filled
Location: Wheatley School of Early Childhood Programs
Salary Range: $11.24-$15.68/hour
Length of Work Year: 177 days
Education Valid Texas commercial driver’s license (CDL) with “P” and “S” endorsement.
Special Knowledge/Skills: Must be 18 years of age.
Ability to pass alcohol and drug test.
Ability to complete required bus driver safety training.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Knowledge of student discipline procedure.
Ability to manage student behavior.
Ability to operate bus.
Follow assigned route and adhere to established schedules.
Drive bus to and from extracurricular activities.
Check bus for mechanical defects before and after each operation and notify
supervisor of needed repairs.
Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical failures.
Complete required reports.
Keep records on bus mileage, gas and oil consumption, and number of passengers
Keep assigned bus clean and fueled.
Supervise students while they board and leave the bus and cross the street.
Communicate with teachers and parents on a daily basis regarding student behavior
while on bus.
Maintain discipline; report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator.
Instruct students on safe riding rules and regulations.
Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.
Inspect bus by checking fuel, oil, water, tires, lights, brakes, and steering to ensure
bus can be operated safely before driving.
Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire
extinguisher, flags, fuses, crow bar, and reflector.
Correct unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform
supervisor of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.
Install snow chains during inclement weather.
Report any hazardous conditions along the route.
Operate two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office.
Work irregular hours as needed.
Attend and complete required training program to maintain safety certification.
Equipment Used: School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional
control. Continual sitting, reaching, and repetitive hand and arm motions. Work
outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperature (hot) and vehicle
Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the Director of Transportation.
Application Procedures: District Employees: Non District Applicants:
Letter of Interest and updated résumé. 1. Letter of Interest for each position.
2. Current résumé.
3. Completed application.
Contact Person: Jimmy Wyble 4. Copy of transcript(s).
5. Criminal record release.
PH: (409) 989-6282; (409) 989-6251; FX (409) 983-2733; www.paisd.org